Dr. Michele Prettyman

Assistant Professor of Media Studies

Dr. Michele PrettymanDr. Michele Prettyman is a scholar of film, media and African American film and visual culture. She teaches courses in digital storytelling, and race, gender and media, Southern film and screenwriting, among others. Her work has been presented at diverse forums including the Collegium of Black Women Philosophers, the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, the Transforming Public History Conference, the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present, the World Picture Conference, the National Communication Association, and the National Council of Black Studies. Dr. Prettyman has published work in a range of journals and online platforms including: Black Camera, an international journal of film; the literary journal Callaloo; liquid blackness: a research project on blackness and aesthetics; and In Media Res: A Media Commons Project. She is both a contributor and a member of the editorial board for liquid blackness.

In 2017, Dr. Prettyman was a co-recipient of a Mercer QEP grant that funded a digital storytelling project entitled: “Making Black Lives Visible at Jarrell Plantation.” The project was a collaboration with the History Department and helped students develop a short film based on their research about a plantation in Middle Georgia.

Contact Dr. Michele Prettyman


(478) 301-4199
beverly_m@mercer.edu